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September 24, 2018

Snapchat ties up with Amazon for point-and-buy

This post was originally published on this siteSnap Inc said on Monday it is testing a new way to search for products on Amazon.com through its Snapchat app’s camera, allowing users to shop directly using the messaging app.
September 24, 2018

Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit

This post was originally published on this siteA former Facebook contract employee has lodged a suit against the company, alleging that content moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the social networking giant.
September 24, 2018

Ride-hailing firm Careem purchases Commut app

This post was originally published on this siteUnited Arab Emirates-based ride-hailing app Careem said on Monday it has acquired Commut, the Hyderabad-based mass transportation app.
September 24, 2018

Beware of Hurricane Florence Relief Scams

This post was originally published on this siteIf you’re thinking of donating money to help victims of Hurricane Florence, please do your research on the charitable entity before giving: A slew of new domains apparently related to Hurricane Florence relief efforts are now accepting donations on behalf of victims without much accountability for how the money will be spent. For the past two weeks, KrebsOnSecurity has been monitoring dozens of new domain name registrations that include the terms “hurricane” and/or “florence” and some word related to support (e.g., “relief,” “assistance,” etc.). Most of these domains have remained parked or dormant […]
September 24, 2018

Apple completes deal to buy Shazam

This post was originally published on this siteApple Inc has completed the acquisition of music discovery app Shazam, it said on Monday, weeks after the European Union approved the deal.
September 24, 2018

Facebook picks chief of Hotstar streaming service as India head

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook has poached the head of Indian video streaming service Hotstar to take on the newly-created role of managing director of its Indian operations, as the social media giant faces pressure to tackle fake news and store more data locally.
September 24, 2018

SAP, Microsoft and Adobe announce data alliance

This post was originally published on this siteBusiness software companies SAP, Microsoft and Adobe said on Monday they were forming a data alliance that will make it easier for clients running their applications to get a better overview of the customer.
September 24, 2018

T-Mobile revamps prepaid brand to spruce up image

This post was originally published on this siteT-Mobile US Inc said Monday it is renaming its prepaid brand to Metro by T-Mobile and adding two new unlimited phone plans that will include perks like Google One cloud storage and Amazon Prime, in an effort to remove the perception that prepaid plans have subpar service.
September 24, 2018

Apple, Salesforce team up to bring Siri to more business apps

This post was originally published on this siteApple Inc and Salesforce.com Inc are entering a partnership in which the iPhone maker will help Salesforce build the iPhone maker’s features such as its Siri voice assistant deeper into Salesforce’s own mobile apps, which are widely used in the sales and marketing industries.
September 24, 2018

Uber’s strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina — minus commissions

This post was originally published on this siteUber’s fastest-growing market in the world is now Argentina, company executives say, attributing the expansion to the nation’s sudden economic unraveling, which has boosted unemployment and sliced the purchasing power of Argentines.
September 24, 2018

Facebook names Indian streaming service Hotstar’s CEO as its India head

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook Inc has named Ajit Mohan into the newly created role of managing director of its Indian operations, the social media giant said on Monday.
September 24, 2018

Ride-hailing firm Careem enters India with Commut app purchase

This post was originally published on this siteUnited Arab Emirates-based ride-hailing app Careem has acquired Commut, the Hyderabad-based mass transportation app, marking its entry into India, the firm said on Monday.
September 24, 2018

Singapore fines Grab and Uber, imposes measures to open up market

This post was originally published on this siteSingapore slapped ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber with fines and finalised restrictions to open up the market to competitors after concluding that their merger in March has driven up prices.
September 24, 2018

The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota

This post was originally published on this siteWith the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu at her Minneapolis area apartment, a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student sent a WeChat message to a friend in the middle of the night. She wrote that Liu had forced her to have sex with him.
September 24, 2018

Home modems, routers hit by U.S. China tariffs as ‘smart’ tech goods escape

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. tariffs that hit some $200 billion worth of Chinese products on Monday spare many high-profile consumer technology items such as “smart” watches and speakers, but the less flashy home modems, routers and internet gateways that make them work weren’t so lucky.
September 23, 2018

Singapore competition watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5 million over merger

This post was originally published on this siteSingapore’s anti-trust watchdog fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber a combined S$13 million ($9.5 million) over their merger deal, and ordered Uber to sell vehicles from its local leasing business to any rival that makes a reasonable offer.
September 23, 2018

Singapore competition watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5 million

This post was originally published on this siteSingapore’s competition watchdog fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber Technologies a total S$13 million ($9.5 million) and announced other measures to address competition concerns arising from the two companies’ merger in the city-state.
September 23, 2018

India’s Flipkart may appoint new group CEO in place of Binny Bansal: Mint

This post was originally published on this siteWalmart Inc’s Flipkart unit is considering naming a new chief executive officer (CEO) at the group level in place of Binny Bansal, the Mint daily reported on Monday, citing two people familiar with the matter.
September 23, 2018

Key companies to attend White House quantum computing meeting

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House will hold a meeting on Monday on U.S. government efforts to boost quantum information science, with administration officials, leading companies including Alphabet Inc, IBM Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co and academic experts taking part.
September 23, 2018

Global spending on digital marketing nears $100 billion: study

This post was originally published on this siteSpending on digital marketing grew by 44 percent last year in the United States and Britain to $52 billion, a study has found, estimating that global outlays on such tactics are approaching $100 billion.
September 23, 2018

Global advertising expenditure to grow 4.5 percent in 2018: Zenith

This post was originally published on this siteGlobal advertising expenditure is predicted to reach $581 billion at the end of 2018, with most of the growth coming from sponsored content in search engines and social media ads, according to industry forecaster Zenith.
September 23, 2018

Dell revisits IPO option amid tracking stock deal pushback -sources

This post was originally published on this siteDell Technologies Inc is exploring an initial public offering (IPO) after shelving this option earlier this year in favor of going public by buying back a special type of stock from investors, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
September 23, 2018

Dell to interview banks for IPO instead of acquisition: WSJ

This post was originally published on this siteDell Technologies Inc plans to interview banks this week to potentially go public through an initial public offering rather than doing so through a proposed acquisition that has drawn resistance from some investors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
September 23, 2018

Siemens CEO pushes plans to boost Iraqi power infrastructure

This post was originally published on this siteSiemens said its boss Joe Kaeser met Iraq’s prime minister on Sunday to discuss a proposal by the German company to expand the Middle East nation’s power production.
September 23, 2018

Siemens nears multi-billion euro deal in Iraq: Handelsblatt

This post was originally published on this siteGerman engineering group Siemens is working on a deal worth up to 9 billion euros ($10.6 billion) to supply energy generation technology to Iraq, business daily Handelsblatt reported, citing government and industry sources.